Download Subtitle Support - Best Software & Apps

  • VLC media player

    3.0.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Simply the best free multi-format media player

    8
    43096 votes
    • PROS: Supports a wide range of formats, Good hotkey support, Easy to use, Very flexible and lightweight, Integration with web channel streaming services, Improved interface in version 3, More format support in version 3, Plays BluRay and HD, Completely free!
    • CONS: User interface is quite basic, User interface slicker in Mac version
  • MX Player

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    One of the best free media players for Android

    8
    3276 votes
    • PROS: Plays almost any format, Multi-core decoding, Excellent subtitle support, All features unlocked in free version, Free
    • CONS: Some trial and error required
  • GOM Player

    2.3.28.5285

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android

    GOM Player is versatile, customizable and free for everyone. GOM plays all of the most popular video formats with the option to add subtitles and even VR!

    8
    5150 votes
    • Media Player Classic

      1.7.13

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Simple, lightweight media watching with Media Player Classic Home Cinema

      8
      602 votes
      • PROS: Simple interface, Runs well on slower machines, Handles almost any media file format
      • CONS: No streaming video support
    • BS.Player

      2.72

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android

      Great media player supporting a wide range of formats

      8
      5545 votes
      • PROS: Supports all popular video formats, Skinnable interface, Can handle subtitles, Easy to manage both with mouse and keyboard
      • CONS: Unattractive default skin, No documentation included
    • HandBrake

      1.1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Free DVD to MPEG-4 converter

      7
      362 votes
      • PROS: Quick conversion, Alters video quality to suit required file size, Chops black bands around a video
      • CONS: Sometimes crashes
    • MX Player Códec (ARMv6 VFP)

      1.7.39

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A simple video player for your Android smartphone

      8
      57 votes
      • PROS: Comprehensive subtitle support
      • CONS: Doesn’t support some video types, Free version is limited
    • AllCast

      2.0.2.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      Accessing Media Across Platforms

      6
      6 votes
      • PROS: Watch media from devices to TV, Supports most DLNA renderers, Share media contents
      • CONS: Requires a TV Player connected with the device first, Only 5 minute viewing limit, Media played depends on devices’ contents
    • MPC HC

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free Windows media player that is open source

      8
      219 votes
      • PROS: Works on computers from as far back as 1999, There are no toolbar additions or adverts
      • CONS: It is basic and ugly looking if you do not make changes to it, The program is too simple for most media lovers
    • MX Player Pro

      1.7.39

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Android

      Donation version of MX Player

      7
      153 votes
      • PROS: Plays almost any format, Multi-core decoding, Excellent subtitle support, All features unlocked in free version
      • CONS: Some trial and error required
    • MPlayerX

      1.0.18

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Free media player for almost any format

      6
      96 votes
      • PROS: Plays almost any video or audio, Very simple to use, Supports subtitles
      • CONS: No channel or subtitle search integration
    • Aegisub

      3.0.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Full-featured, free subtitle editor for many formats

      8
      245 votes
      • PROS: Complete subtitles editor with many tools, Support for all popular subtitle formats, Embedded video player, Thoroughly documented
      • CONS: A bit overwhelming for beginners
    • Perian

      1.2.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Make QuickTime play almost any video format

      7
      234 votes
      • PROS: Support wide range of media files, Subtitle support for SSA and SRT, Works with QuickTime 7.6.6
      • CONS: May not play all media types, No longer under development, Does not work with QuickTime 10 or above
    • SMPlayer

      16.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Multiformat video player that doesn't need codecs

      8
      398 votes
      • PROS: Not restricted by codecs, Resumes play from stopping point, Lot of subtitle control
      • CONS: Doesn't play some codec protected media properly
    • Wondershare Player

      3.0.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Free Media Player for Everyone

      8
      15 votes
      • PROS: Free to download, Very easy to use
      • CONS: Annoying pop up ads, Cannot play media files from memory cards
    • Dziobas Rar Player

      0.009.50

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Watch parts of a video as you unpack it

      7
      171 votes
      • PROS: Lots of video options, Supports a range of formats, Subtitle handling
      • CONS: Playback is sometimes a little jerky
    • DivX Software for Windows

      10.4

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      The official DivX player and converter

      7
      1351 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use attractive interface, Powerful media player, Includes a converter, Supports formats other than DivX
      • CONS: Converter is limited to 15 days, Big installation file
    • Leawo Blu-ray Player

      1.9.0.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Leawo Blu-ray Player plays Blu-ray, DVD, audio and video without quality loss

      8
      34 votes
      • IINA

        0.0.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        A Modern Video Player for macOS

        10
        3 votes
        • PROS: Features a number of different themes, Highly customizable playback settings
        • CONS: Not available on Windows machines, Not available on the App Store
      • Kantaris Media Player

        0.7.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Multimedia player based on VLC and Bass audio library

        8
        144 votes
        • PROS: Many formats supported, Nice visualization effects
        • CONS: You can only add tracks to playlist one by one, Few configuration options
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